Investigation into owner-reported differences between dogs born in versus imported into Canada
| Contributor(s):: von Rentzell, K. A., van Haaften, K., Morris, A., Protopopova, A.
Over 1 million dogs are imported into the United States and roughly 340,000 dogs into the United Kingdom yearly. Although the official number of dogs arriving to Canada is currently unknown, local animal professionals estimate that thousands of dogs are imported into Canada each year. Dog...
Risk Factors for SARS-CoV-2 Infection and Illness in Cats and Dogs(1)
| Contributor(s):: Bienzle, D., Rousseau, J., Marom, D., MacNicol, J., Jacobson, L., Sparling, S., Prystajecky, N., Fraser, E., Weese, J. S.
We tested swab specimens from pets in households in Ontario, Canada, with human COVID-19 cases by quantitative PCR for SARS-CoV-2 and surveyed pet owners for risk factors associated with infection and seropositivity. We tested serum samples for spike protein IgG and IgM in household pets and...
Arion Therapeutic Farm Community
Arion was founded in 2009 initially as a registered charity for persons living with disabilities utilizing horses in therapy and transitioned to a social enterprise in 2016.
Efficacy of Ontario Rabies Vaccine Baits (ONRAB) against rabies infection in raccoons
| Contributor(s):: Amy Gilbert, Shylo Johnson, Nikki Walker, Chad Wickham, Alex Beath, Kurt VerCauteren
In the US, rabies lyssavirus (RABV) only circulates in wildlife species and the most significant reservoir from a public and animal health perspective is the raccoon (Procyon lotor). Management of wildlife rabies relies principally on oral rabies vaccination (ORV) strategies using vaccine-laden...
Lethbridge Therapeutic Riding Association (LTRA)
The Lethbridge Therapeutic Riding Association offers individuals with special needs hands-on instruction in riding and horse care to exercise the body and spirit.
The Canadian Institute of Animal-Assisted Interventions
The mission of the Canadian Institute of Animal-Assisted Interventions' mission is to educate and inform about Animal-Assisted Interventions (AAI) and to present its most innovative and original programs in Canada and around the world.
The Mane Intent
The Mane Intent Inc.™ invites you on a unique journey of self-discovery and transformation in the peaceful presence of our horse guides. Engage in on-the-ground, horse-based activities (no previous horse experience is required) for a renewed heart, mind, body and spirit.
Exploring how veterinary professionals perceive and use grief support resources to support companion animal caregivers in Ontario, Canada
| Contributor(s):: Matte, A. R., Khosa, D. K., Meehan, M. P.
Objective: The aim of this study was to qualitatively explore veterinary professionals' use and perceptions of grief resources and services to support companion animal caregivers following companion animal euthanasia. Background: The loss of a companion animal can be a source of great sorrow...
Exploring the relationship between human social deprivation and animal surrender to shelters in British Columbia, Canada
| Contributor(s):: Ly, L. H., Gordon, E., Protopopova, A.
Previous studies identify owner-related issues, such as cost and housing, as common reasons for relinquishment of companion animals to animal shelters. It is likely that the burden of surrendering for owner-related reasons falls on those who are socially vulnerable (e.g., low income,...
Societal interest in puppies and the COVID-19 pandemic
| Contributor(s):: Siettou, C.
An Exploratory Study of Veterinary Professionals' Self-Reported Support of Bereaved Clients Before, During, and After Companion Animal Euthanasia in Southwestern Ontario, Canada
| Contributor(s):: Matte, A. R., Khosa, D. K., Meehan, M. P., Coe, J. B., Niel, L.
Turning science into policy: The case of farm animal welfare in Canada
| Contributor(s):: David Fraser
Development of farm animal welfare standards in Canada has evolved significantly over 35 yr in terms of process, leadership, and the role of science. Key elements of the current process include: 1) influential producers and producer organizations that see the benefit of having...
Evaluating the effectiveness of therapeutic horse riding for children and young people experiencing disability: a single-case experimental design study
| Contributor(s):: Martin, Rachelle A., Taylor, William J., Surgenor, Lois J., Graham, Fiona P., Levack, William M. M., Blampied, Neville M.
Study investigating the attitudes and opinions of cattle farmers and veterinarians in the UK on the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for post-disbudding analgesia of calves
| Contributor(s):: Hambleton, S. Y. N., Gibson, T. J.
Rethinking One Health, Part 2
| Contributor(s):: Donald F. Smith, Kate Hodgson
In this second part, Dr. Smith continues to describe the concept he recognized as fundamental to the human-animal bond during trip he took with his dog Beau to Alaska in 2007. It would later be defined by Dr. Kate Hodgson, a veterinarian at the University of Toronto, using a new term, zooeyia.
Rethinking One Health, Part 1
During the trip to Alaska with his dog Beau in 2007, Dr. Smith tells how he recognized a concept so fundamental to the human-animal bond that it changed his whole outlook on One Health. It would later be defined by Dr. Kate Hodgson, a veterinarian at the University of Toronto, using a new term,...
Aspen Service Dogs
Aspen Service Dogs provides canines that understand their tasks and duties as a Service Dog, and are eager, disciplined, and humble in service. They are invaluable, dedicated helpers. They are physically able, healthy, and have the correct temperament to be of service.
The Long Journey Home: Traveling with Beau
| Contributor(s):: Donald F. Smith
In Part 11 in a series of stories reflecting on a 2007 trip to Alaska with his dog, Beau, preparations were made for Doris to fly home while Dr. Smith and Beau retraced their route across North America. The remaining 10 days of the trip were relatively uneventful.
From Ontario to Wisconsin: Traveling with Beau
In Part 3 in a series of stories reflecting on a 2007 trip to Alaska with his dog, Beau, the travelers cross northern Ontario into Michigan and Wisconsin and reach St. Croix Falls on the Minnesota border.
The Community Association for Riders with Disabilities (CARD)
Since its incorporation in 1969, CARD has provided therapy in the fields of cognitive therapy, physical therapy, rehabilitation, medicine, and adapted sport. CARD’s therapeutic horseback riding program benefits riders who seek physical or cognitive therapies, who have a variety of...